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Jenelle Evans hasn't always had the best track record in the mom department, but the Teen Mom 2 star is determined to show the world that she's a capable parent. Not only is she clean and sober, but she's using every spare moment of her free time with 3-year-old Jace, who currently lives with Jenelle's mom Barbara.

 

Credit: Instagram Photo: Jenelle Evans Buys Her Son Baby Sneakers

Last weekend, Jenelle surprised her son with a special present — an itty bitty pair of white baby Nikes! "Got that toddler swaggggg lol" she wrote on Instagram on April 13. Is there anything cuter than miniature shoes? Our ovaries!

Jace is one lucky dude, and not just because he's got a rockin' pair of sneaks. Last week, Jenelle saved Jace's life when he choked on a peppermint candy. The 21-year-old's maternal instincts kicked in immediately, and she successfully delivered the Heimlich maneuver.

While we're not quite ready to give Jenelle the "Mom of the Year" award, we must say we're genuinely impressed with her progress these past few weeks. It won't be long before Jace (and his baby Nikes) are back in her loving tattoo-covered arms full-time.

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